SUNSHINE (1854, Bark)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
22272
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Martin Smith
Original Owner and Location:
J.R. Bentley & Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
159'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
516.62
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, Michigan, foot of Fisher Avenue, Detroit River
Date:
28 Nov 1906
How:
Fire
Notes:
Burned to total loss at dock No loss of life
History

1855 Enrolled at Buffalo, New York

1857, November Severely damaged on Detroit River when tug N.P.SNOW

exploded while alongside, completely dismasted;

repaired at Saginaw, Michigan

1858, October Lost anchor in Straits of Mackinaw

1860 Owned Jesse Hoyt & Company, Buffalo, New York

1863 Owned Sarah E. Nims, Buffalo

1865 Owned Nims & Gibson, Buffalo

1866 Owned J.S. Noyes, Buffalo

1871 Owned Noyes & Reed, Buffalo

1881 Owned T.R. Hawgood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1883 Towed by steambarge MICHIGAN in Saginaw lumber trade

1887 Towed by steambarge MARY PRINGLE

1888 Towed by steambarge JOHN PRINGLE in Marquette ore trade

1889 Towed by steambarge ARCTIC

1892 Wrecked in gale on Lake Erie; repaired at Detroit

1895 Towed by steambarge PRESTON

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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SUNSHINE (1854, Bark)